Stunt Granny Audio #192

This an excruciatingly special edition of Stunt Granny Audio because it features the reuniting of Jeremy, Eric and Dusty for the first time in a long, long time. And not only that, but it also features the debut of several different new features of Stunt Granny Audio, including the Top Five At Five, Match Game and the Mount Rushmore game. Can you barely contain your excitement!? They talk about the nine hour long AJ-Daniel Bryan-CM Punk segment that opened Raw, they talk about the heart warming ascent of Austin Aries, they talk about Iowa’s own Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and who will all be there, and they talk about a whole lot more things that you can only know about if you listen to the audio. So why don’t you do that? NOW.

Stunt Granny Audio Show #192

Viacom may pull Spike from DirecTV, just in time for me to enjoy Impact Wrestling

Is it a) where I do my best thinking, b) where TNA will go if Viacom leaves DirecTV, or c) all of the above?

I feel obligated to link to Prowrestling.net, even though I saw this story on Magnus’ Twitter account while I was on the toilet: Viacom and DirecTV are at each other’s throats about subscriber fees, and Viacom is threatening to pull all 17 of its cable channels from DirecTV, including MTV, all the Nickelodeons, and, yes, Spike, home of TNA Impact Wrestling. I remember a time when I wished a swift, curb-stompy death to TNA, but the post-Russo era has made for pretty good television and, from what I’ve seen through my neighbor’s window, pretty good pay-per-view. Bobby Roode came into his own as a world champion, Austin Aries is being given a run, Bully Ray became the best heel in the business (after Chris Jericho decided to dry up and die), Hulk Hogan, Sting and Kurt Angle found their roles, and even garbage like Robbie E and Garrett Bischoff have followed their paths back down the ladder.

So of course, what happens but TNA’s home network’s parent company threatens to leave a broadcast platform that offers a couple hundred thousand fans, at a time when a 1.0 rating is a time to celebrate. Oops. This sort of posturing and muscle-flexing happens all the time between networks and cable/satellite providers, but the gray cloud still looms. Hey, Dixie, as soon as you decide to scrap the Claire Crackhead storyline, you might want to give Fox a call. They should remember you.

For more on this story from DirecTV’s point of view, go to their sappy video page here. -Eric

Sara Del Rey signs with WWE?

Please please please please.

We didn’t get to this yesterday due to the ever increasing workload bestowed upon me. By workload I mean there was a Hoarding: Buried Alive marathon on Sunday that I needed to catch up on.  The final episode was the first of this new season and it was a doozy. An Elvis impersonator hoarder; It was like a dream come true. Watching some fat, mentally challenged douche sing “Are You Lonesome Tonight” while stepping over piles of garbage and rotted food was a magical experience.

Anyway,  WWE has made a smart decision and signed Sara Del Ray to a developmental contract according to Prowrestling.net.

Sara is a woman the way they are supposed to be built. This clearly means she does not fit the WWE criteria at all but I will try and keep the faith here.  Her work in Shimmer, Ring of Honor and various other spots speaks for itself.  She has some built in opponents but as I told Kevin, she has no penis. It doesn’t matter.

That isn’t a slight on her talent but really. Who is the Divas champ? Layla?  The woman who they routinely book over my boo Beth Phoenix? It is hard to get excited about this signing. The women’s champion is an afterthought in WWE while AJ, yeah she is cute so what, gets all the attention. Makes sense huh?

This also means that the Entire Kings of Wrestling trio has been signed by WWE. Just sayin.  -Jeremy

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